On the subject of unemployment insurance benefits (UIB), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act accomplishes three objectives: Increasing the amount of UI paid to individuals already covered under state or federal unemployment laws. Extending coverage for an… Read more
The Department of Labor issued temporary regulations describing the requirements for group health plan coverage of employees who take leave under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) or Expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (EFMLA). These acts are separate… Read more
Last updated May 7, 2020. Maintaining a safe workplace while keeping workplace anxiety to a minimum is a real challenge right now, made worse by the abundance of rumors, myths, and urban legends circulating through social media. When you add… Read more
The only constant we have experienced during this pandemic is uncertainty. An unfortunate reality for any employer is there may come a time when you may need to let some workers go to accommodate business needs. When you reach this… Read more
As the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to grow in the United States, employers should be aware of their legal obligations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (“OSH Act”). Employers that fail to comply with OSHA’s… Read more
On April 1, 2020, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor issued a temporary rule that provided some much-needed guidance for Americans wading through the twists and turns of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and its… Read more
March 27, 2020: Department of Labor published updated FAQs for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a set of FAQs for employers to consider when interpreting their obligations under the Families First Coronavirus Response… Read more
Recordability on an employer’s OSHA 300 log of an employee’s infection with COVID-19 will, in most cases, depend on whether the employee’s exposure to the virus and subsequent infection are “work-related” within the meaning of OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping… Read more
On March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in reaction to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Senate passed the same legislation on March 18, 2020, and President Trump signed… Read more
There seems to be no escape from the overload of information coming at us about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Walmart is running low on hand sanitizer, people make jokes about the chance to book cheap flight tickets, and employers are wracking… Read more
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